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Incoming Student and Family Resources

We know that getting settled in at a new school can be overwhelming for both students and their families. Below are a list of University departments, offices, and services to help you explore the many resources available to you.

You can also find many of these resources in the First-Year Guide. Don’t see the office or department you’re looking for? Email us at


Billing, Financial Aid and Tuition

Health and Wellness

  • Athletics and Recreation: your go-to for all varsity sports, the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex, and club/intramural sports
  • Public Safety: the home of campus safety, lost and found, emergency medical response, and motorist assistance services
  • University Counseling Center: provides you with a variety of mental health services
  • University Health Service: offers you campus health services, and more information on the health insurance requirements, student health program, and mandatory health fee

Housing and Dining

Student Affairs and Services

  • Banking services: detailed information on local banks, including branch locations and resources for college students
  • CARE Network: a student support service dedicated to connecting you with appropriate resources to maintain your wellness and success
  • Center for Education Abroad: helps coordinate your semester, summer, and yearlong study abroad programs
  • David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity: provides educational guidance, scholarships, and support services to those of you from low-income families, and those who are first-generation students and/or historically underrepresented minority students
  • Disability Services and Support: offers a variety of services for you, as well as graduate students and faculty in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
  • Fraternity and Sorority Affairs: advises, advocates for, and promotes the learning and development of fraternity and sorority members
  • Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections: helps you explore career options, find jobs and internships, and get help with your resumes and cover letters
  • ID Office: The ID Office provides you with your ID card, which helps you access online accounts, your residence hall, and allows you to access the URos in your account. You will can pick up your ID during Fall Welcome Week or Spring Welcome Weekend. 
  • Information Technology: your go-to resource for your email, NetID, computer software, cable TV, and computer labs
  • Interfaith Chapela place for you to worship in your particular faith and where people of different faiths, or no religious tradition at all, can share in dialogue, worship, and interfaith education.
  • Office of Minority Student Affairs: dedicated to the betterment of your student experience at Rochester as a minority, through advocacy, holistic advising, education, and collaboration with campus partners
  • Office of Undergraduate Research: helps you find research and research funding opportunities
  • Parent and Family Relations: offers resources and support for you and your family to maintain a healthy connection while you are at Rochester
  • Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center: creates and promotes opportunities for cultural awareness and engagement, as well as education on issues of identity, culture, and diversity
  • Rochester Center for Community Leadership: fosters leadership among you, as well as faculty, staff, and community partners, to discover transformative solutions and create equitable social change in the Rochester community and beyond
  • Transportation and Parking Management: manages your parking permits and locations, campus shuttle schedules, and provides information on how to get around Rochester
  • University Bookstore: the place to purchase textbooks, university apparel, and supplies
  • Wilson Common Student Activities: oversees campus clubs, several student events, and provides you with leadership opportunities